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Old 03-20-2018, 07:49 PM   #1
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Mattress toppers

So we just had our inaugural trip in our 19XUD. These "mattresses " are terrible. Looking to upgrade to at least a topper, many memory foam. Tell me what you have, where did you purchase from.
Me and my back thank you
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:54 PM   #2
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We snagged a deal on two 1.5 inch toppers at Kohl's for $45. We used one of them on our last trip out. I put on the second one after we got back. We'll test out the double layer in a couple of weeks. I had to cut about 7 inches off of them but it made the mattress bearable, maybe even borderline comfortable!
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:21 PM   #3
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I skipped trying a topper, figured it would not help the so called Jayco mattress. Tossed the mattress and replaced with a Sealy iComfort memory foam
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:51 AM   #4
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Mattress Toppers

I posted this a couple of years ago - back when Jayco used the "Denver Mattress" - but it bears repeating.

After reading several mattress postings on this sight, I purchased a Serta 3" memory-foam topper from Walmart (about $135) before I ever took my TT on its maiden trip. Placed it on top of the mattress, but after about 4 nights, I realized why it's called "memory-foam". It developed a "dip" where I slept, so every time I turned over, I'd roll back into the "dip". When I returned home, I read another post that suggested putting the memory-foam under the regular mattress . . . like a box spring. I tried that on my next trip, and added a 1-1/2" corrugated foam topper on top of the mattress (like a pillow top). What a difference! I got the best sleep of my life! Now my bed was more comfy than the $1000 Simmons "BeautyRest" I had at home.

If you think about it, it just makes sense. At home your mattress probably sets atop a box spring. In your rig, it sets on a piece of thin plywood. One additional benefit I hadn't anticipated: The bottom memory foam topper fills the gaps between the plywood and the sides of the nightstands, keeping cold air from the pass-thru storage area from infiltrating the bedroom. Now I'm comfy and cozy! You might want to give this idea a try before you invest in a whole new mattress.

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Thanks Brownie I am going to try this. I have a a very nice topper that has made a difference, but we are restless sleepers and it tends to slide around and needs adjustments often. I am hoping that your method will solve our problem and still give us added comfort level.
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So we just had our inaugural trip in our 19XUD. These "mattresses " are terrible. Looking to upgrade to at least a topper, many memory foam. Tell me what you have, where did you purchase from.
Me and my back thank you
My wife had problems with the mattress in our hybrid and we bought a 4" memory foam online. It was comfortable but you have to watch out for the height--hybrids don't have much room to spare. It also created storage problems when we were not set up.

We have since ordered a 2" memory foam and it is working out ok. I do like the idea of putting it under the mattress though that wouldn't help as much in the middle where the mattress folds.
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I posted this a couple of years ago - back when Jayco used the "Denver Mattress" - but it bears repeating.

After reading several mattress postings on this sight, I purchased a Serta 3" memory-foam topper from Walmart (about $135) before I ever took my TT on its maiden trip. Placed it on top of the mattress, but after about 4 nights, I realized why it's called "memory-foam". It developed a "dip" where I slept, so every time I turned over, I'd roll back into the "dip". When I returned home, I read another post that suggested putting the memory-foam under the regular mattress . . . like a box spring. I tried that on my next trip, and added a 1-1/2" corrugated foam topper on top of the mattress (like a pillow top). What a difference! I got the best sleep of my life! Now my bed was more comfy than the $1000 Simmons "BeautyRest" I had at home.

If you think about it, it just makes sense. At home your mattress probably sets atop a box spring. In your rig, it sets on a piece of thin plywood. One additional benefit I hadn't anticipated: The bottom memory foam topper fills the gaps between the plywood and the sides of the nightstands, keeping cold air from the pass-thru storage area from infiltrating the bedroom. Now I'm comfy and cozy! You might want to give this idea a try before you invest in a whole new mattress.

Sleepin' like a baby!
Which foam mattress topper did you buy and where did you buy it? Thanks!
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Thank you Brownie! Great suggestion. Our "mattress" folds in half for storage, so I think a topper would be fairly easy to fold and stow for travel.
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I posted this a couple of years ago - back when Jayco used the "Denver Mattress" - but it bears repeating.

After reading several mattress postings on this sight, I purchased a Serta 3" memory-foam topper from Walmart (about $135) before I ever took my TT on its maiden trip. Placed it on top of the mattress, but after about 4 nights, I realized why it's called "memory-foam". It developed a "dip" where I slept, so every time I turned over, I'd roll back into the "dip". When I returned home, I read another post that suggested putting the memory-foam under the regular mattress . . . like a box spring. I tried that on my next trip, and added a 1-1/2" corrugated foam topper on top of the mattress (like a pillow top). What a difference! I got the best sleep of my life! Now my bed was more comfy than the $1000 Simmons "BeautyRest" I had at home.

If you think about it, it just makes sense. At home your mattress probably sets atop a box spring. In your rig, it sets on a piece of thin plywood. One additional benefit I hadn't anticipated: The bottom memory foam topper fills the gaps between the plywood and the sides of the nightstands, keeping cold air from the pass-thru storage area from infiltrating the bedroom. Now I'm comfy and cozy! You might want to give this idea a try before you invest in a whole new mattress.

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We use a cheap "egg carton" foam from WalMart under our mattress, maybe 2", was about $40? This was just enough to stop us from bottoming out on the plywood base below, and get a reasonably good sleep. The foam is thin enough that it folds around the mattress for travel and really takes no extra space. I've slept on it for 2 weeks straight with no back complaints.

When we have no kids or guests along we will steal the mattress from the back bunk and double up for a very comfy sleep (although it is a pretty soft support).
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